Independence Fleet (or IDF) is a Star Trek Role Play by E-mail (RPBE) club that was founded in 2001. IDF is notable for its fleet-wide monthly awards for simming excellence (2001-2004; 2005; 2010-13, 2020-current), a monthly newsletter (2001-2004; 2005; 2010-13, 2020-current), and its volatile history. On its ten-year anniversary in 2011, IDF inducted the first ten members into its Hall of Fame. Since 2010, IDF has been very active in the simming community, and won the 2011 Simming Prize.
- Commander-in-Chief: Admiral Charles Star
- Chief of Technology: Admiral Ken Gillis
- Main Article: History of Independence Fleet
Independence Fleet was founded on July 4th, 2001 by James D. West, Charles Star, and Robert Seldon, and has operated continuously ever since. Originally launched with three active sims (USS Sunfire, USS Avalon, and USS Washington), IDF and its members have been very active within the greater simming community since 2010.
- Main Article: Independence Fleet Awards
Independence Fleet issues fleet-wide monthly awards to its members for simming excellence. The current line up includes eight awards. This tradition goes back to IDF's very first month of operation.
- Main Article: Independence Fleet Major Awards
Independence Fleet issues its Distinguished Service Medal and Command Excellence Medal to individuals for superior dedication to the fleet.
Hall of Fame
- Main Article: Independence Fleet Hall of Fame
Independence Fleet's Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for exemplary service or extraordinary contributions to the fleet. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by IDF. Fifteen former fleet members have been inducted.
|James D. West||Ongoing Worlds Community Honor||2018|
|Charles Star||Simming Prize||2016|
|James D. West||Squiddie Award||2015|
|Landon Wakeland||Ongoing Worlds Community Honor||2013|
|AJ Wheeler||Squiddie Award||2013|
|Independence Fleet||Simming Prize||2011|
|Charles Star||Simming League Distinguished Service Medal||2011|
|USS Sunfire||Simming Prize||2010|
Independence Fleet's Commanding Officer (CO) is usually referred to as the Commander-in-Chief. IDF's Executive Officer (XO) usually holds the title of either Chief of Operations or Deputy Commander-in-Chief.
|2001-02||James D. West||Charles Star|
|2002-02||Charles Star||Robert Seldon|
|2003-03||Charles Star||James D. West|
|2003-04||James D. West||Felicity Dragonetti|
|2004-05||James D. West||Richter Hiron|
|2005-05||James D. West||Jeremiah Griffith|
|2008-09||Jeremiah Griffith||Dakota Olvera|
|2009-10||Jeremiah Griffith||Katsuo Hayashi|
|2010-12||AJ Wheeler||Charles Star|
|2012-14||AJ Wheeler||Landon Wakeland|
|2014-20||AJ Wheeler||Rhenora Kaylen|
|2020-20||James D. West||Charles Star|
|2020-current||Charles Star||Ken Gillis|
The following clubs were founded by members or former members of Independence Fleet.
|Independence Fleet (2002)||2002|
|Seventh Fleet (2003)||2003|
|Far Point Fleet||2004|
|Utopia Fleet (2011)||2011|
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